[ExI] the formerly rich and their larvae...

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Tue Feb 12 14:35:43 UTC 2008

> Unfortunately, she is not college material.  It's looking like she will not
> even be able to finish high school, but a GED isn't entirely out of the
> question.

Ah. :(  A good college friend had a sister who was *not* college material and that
ws recognized by her parents early on. All the other children were graduate school
material, so it really did show.

Fortunately the parents were able to deal constructively with this: they turned
their daughter towards secretarial courses and she learned to type. This was a skill
she was good at, they were fortunate. And for graduation from highschool they gave
her a good new typewriter, IIRC.  She got a job in a small office somewhere local
and did well in life, marrying and having a few kids, working steadily all the
while. A success story.  Which could have been a real failure story, but for the
caring and aware parents.

I hope your friend's child will have a good outcome, there still are places in our
society for those who are not college material, though they're harder to find.  Be
on the lookout. They'll need encouragement and ideas perhaps. Perhaps she'll be good
with pet care - and people really do want someone like that.  :)


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